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E-inauguration of six strategic bridges in J&K

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    11th Jul, 2020
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated six strategic bridges in the border areas close to the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) through video conferencing, from New Delhi.
  • These were built in a record time by the Project Sampark of Border Road Organisation (BRO).
  • The total outlay of the following bridges is Rs 43 crore:
    • Tarnah-I Bridge (160m)
    • Tarnah-II Bridge (300m)
    • Palwan Bridge (91m)
    • Ghodawala Bridge (151m)
    • Pahadiwala Bridge (61m)
    • Panyali Bridge (31m)
  • The above two bridges are located on the Tarnah Nallah in Kathua District while the other four are on Akhnoor-Pallanwala road in Akhnoor/Jammu district.
  • The annual budget of the BRO rose to Rs 8,050 crore in 2019-2020 and for 2020-2021 it is likely to be Rs 11,800 crore in order to improve infrastructure in border areas.

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